Lamb Scouse

This slimming friendly Lamb Scouse is a perfect dinner for a cold evening, great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.

First things first, we have made this slimming friendly Lamb Scouse in the Instant Pot, but don’t worry if you haven’t got one. We’ve included a stove top and oven method below.
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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb đź‘Ť

Scouse is a hearty, warming, comforting stew to warm up those Autumn and Winter months.

Lamb Scouse | Slimming & Weight Watchers FriendlyThis Lamb Scouse is a type of stew, traditionally made with Lamb, or Beef, and it’s been a staple for those of us in the Merseyside area since the early 1700’s.

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Scouse is commonly associated with Liverpool, so being born just over the water, it’s no surprise that it was a regular feature at the dining table throughout my childhood (along with Lancashire Hotpot).

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It was often served as it was a cheap and cheerful meal.

Traditionally it would be made with a cheap cut of meat, such as neck of lamb, but that can be quite fatty, so we’ve used diced leg of lamb with all the visible fat cut off.

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You can however use beef if you prefer.

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What do I need to make this Lamb Scouse recipe?

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You will need some lean diced lamb.

As you will know, lamb is quite a fatty meat, so even if you get some leaner meat you may need to remove a little fat before cooking.

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We used the Instant Pot for this Lamb Scouse recipe.

What is an Instant Pot?

It’s a hybrid cooker, that cooks under pressure, as well as 7 other types of cooking. It means you can even cook a whole chicken in it in just 20 minutes.

You can cook this Lamb Scouse in less than an hour, rather than the more traditional way which will take around 3 hours!

Having said that, we have included the stove top and oven method in the method below.

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How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lamb Scouse?

There are 12 Weight Watchers points in a bowl of this Lamb Scouse. It is a hearty main meal, especially if you add some zero point beetroot as an accompaniment!

Can I freeze this Lamb Scouse?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Lamb Scouse?

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb đź‘Ť

  • Set the Instant Pot to sautĂ©, then spray with some low calorie cooking spray.
  • Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then sautĂ© it until it’s brown on all sides, then set aside.

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  • Spray some more low calorie cooking spray in the pan, then sautĂ© the onion and carrots until they start to brown.

Lamb Scouse | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg.

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  • Then place the meat on top.

Lamb Scouse | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the Instant Pot
    Set the Instant Pot to manual for 30 minutes (natural pressure release for 30 minutes)

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  • When the pressure is released remove the lid carefully, and add the Worcestershire Sauce and stock pot.
  • Stir well to break up the sliced potato. This will thicken the Scouse.
  • Add the potato chunks and stir.
  • Replace the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual for 5 minutes (natural pressure release for 5 minutes)
  • Check the lamb is tender and the potato is cooked, then check the seasoning and serve.

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INSTRUCTIONS
Instant Pot Method
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, then spray with some low calorie cooking spray. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then sauté it until it's brown on all sides, then set aside.
  2. Spray some more low calorie cooking spray in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  3. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top.
  4. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the Instant Pot
  5. Set the Instant Pot to manual for 30 minutes (natural pressure release)
  6. When the pressure is released remove the lid carefully, and add the Worcestershire Sauce and stock pot. Stir well to break up the sliced potato. This will thicken the Scouse
  7. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir.
  8. Replace the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual for 5 minutes (natural pressure release)
  9. Check the lamb is tender and the potato is cooked, then check the seasoning and serve
Stove top or oven method
  1. If you want to use the oven, preheat it to 160 degrees C / gas mark 4.
  2. Spray an oven proof pan with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then brown it on all sides, then set aside.
  4. Spray some more low calorie cooking spray in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  5. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top
  6. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the pan. Cover, and cook in the oven or on a medium heat on the hob for 80 minutes
  7. After 80 minutes add the stock pot and Worcestershire Sauce, then stir to break up the sliced potatoes. This will thicken the Scouse
  8. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir. You may need to add little extra water if it looks a little too dry
  9. Replace the lid and cook for another hour or so, or until the potatoes are cooked and the lamb is tender
  10. When cooked check the seasoning and serve

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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12 Comments
  1. This looks so lovely. Can you cook enough for 10 to 12 people in one of those pots? And how many is the above recipe for?
    Many thanks, Joanna

  2. Natural pressure release?

    I have the pressure king pro that as a valve that you leave open or close. So do you know which would be compatible for your version of natural pressure release please?

  3. Made this tonight. Sorry no photos was starvin’ Marvin and forgot but it was delish! Made it on the stove top and used leg of lamb- melted in your mouth. Big thumbs up from all the family! 👍🏻

  4. I absolutely love Irish stew, Lancashire hotpot and I have often heard of bowl/plate of scouse. It is right up there I loved it.

  5. Do you have any other recipes using an instant pot? It looks great but need more recipes to justify buying one:)

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